Ashburn, VA/Nantucket. Allan is President and sole shareholder of Darala Investment and Development Corporation, which he founded in 1983. Prior to founding DIDC he worked for five years specializing in real estate, with the Washington law firm of Dunnells, Duvall, Bennett & Porter. Since founding DIDC, Allan has been involved in a number of real estate projects, as a general partner and developer. He has also acted as a local representative of a number of Swiss and Italian investors with real estate holdings in Washington, D.C. He has extensive experience in all aspects of real estate development including acquisition, renovation, leasing, management and project finance. For the last 18 years, his primary focus has been the planning, zoning and development of Goose Creek Village, a walkable, mixed use development which includes 650 homes, a retail center, day care facility, 230 unit apartment project, two churches and an office development. In the late 1980s, one of his most significant works was the acquisition and renovation of a distressed 200 unit property in the Anacostia section of Washington, which was one of the earliest projects of its scope and led the efforts to rejuvenate a long neglected part of Washington, DC. As an integral part of the rejuvenating effort, the owners built a Learning Center for the school age children living at the property, donating all of the equipment and salaries for the after school staff. During the 1990s, he was a consultant to The National Housing Preservation Foundation (PHPF), a national nonprofit with the mission of providing quality affordable housing throughout the country. Mr. McKelvie served as chairman of The Council of the Woodrow Wilson House from 1992-1997, a property owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation; as a board member of the Green Door from 2003-2016, a DC based non-profit which serves approximately 1,800 clients dealing with mental illness; and joined the Board of Trustees of Bullis School in 2008, a 3rd – 12th grade school in Potomac Maryland. While on the Board, he served as chairman of the Annual Fund in 2009 and 2010. He and his wife, Darina, are active donors to myriad non-profits, firmly believing in providing financial support to many worthy causes. Darina and Allan have two children, Margot and Roddy. The McKelvies purchased Isle Dew, on Nantucket, in 2012. While Allan enjoys biking, golf and sailing, Darina spends much of her time biking and painting.
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Allan D. McKelvie, Esquire
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